Wednesday, 31 August 2016

BALANCE........for AJJ Nature's Wonders

Hi everyone

It's the last day of August and that means my last post for Nature's Wonders theme at AJJ

so first I'd like to say many thanks again to Valerie and Susi for inviting me to be the guest host this month - thank you xx. My head was buzzing with so many ideas, I had a wonderful time creating things and seeing what everyone else had made as well - thanks everyone!
 I couldn't go quietly so I have 3 digital pieces today to finish with.
The first piece I call 'A world full of wonders'.

I had an idea in my head but I wasn't sure how to execute it. So using my favourite software I first created the flattened edge, shape of the world in pale blue and then on top of that put the background words 'Our world is full of Nature's Wonders.... Beautiful and Precious' (font: Eutemia I). 
But then I needed a stencil in the shape of 'the world' and didn't have one.... so I found a free image online that was just a blue and white. Then again using my favourite software I took out the white, which was the colour of the countries - so imagine cutting that out of paper and you would have a stencil. All I needed to do next with my digital one, was to convert it to a stencil and hey presto - when I used it on my page and filled all the holes (which was so easy) with real images they fitted perfectly to the shape of the countries.
The images I used were from a Serif cd. Then I finished with 'Precious' - which is just what our world is. (font: Cheddar Salad BTN Cameo Rev)


This second piece you can probably guess the title - it's called 'Balance'.  

Top font is: Oyster Bar BTN and quote at bottom: Pie Contest BTN Cameo Rev.

... I used a photo of a background from one of my journals and then just added the rest digitally.

Last but not least, my third piece is for you to say a huge thanks to everyone who visited here and left lovely comments or created pages on this theme and linked to AJJ. I had a fantastic month seeing all your wonderful blogs and ideas on the theme and I probably sat way too long zooming in, as I like to see all the details close up - you made it a great month for me... THANK YOU!

I'm looking forward to the new theme
 tomorrow at AJJ 

As always.
 thank you for taking the time to visit
and for any comments.
Take care
Gill x 


  1. All of these are wonderful and it has been great to see all the beautiful pages you created during the month.I just love the thank you piece with the very beautiful colours and images. Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my blog.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. A phenomenal last day Gill! You were such a fantastic hostess - I am thrilled about all you did for AJJ and how you inspired us so emmensely and how you encouraged all the participants with your nice visits and comments! THANK YOU so so so much! You were just fantastic Gill!
    I love all those three pages.. you made them so masterly!!!
    Happy Wednesday Gill and once again
    THANK YOU!!!!

    oxo Susi

  3. Three great final entries for AJJ, thanks so much, you have made this a memorable month, I will be looking forward to having you as guest host next year again! Thank you, thank you! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Totally brilliant wrap up for your wonderful NATURE'S WONDERS theme for AJJ this month Gill.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and your artwork a little better.
    Thank you so much for sharing and for your visits to my Magpie's Nest too.

  5. Brilliant pages :) So much detail :)

  6. Fabulous inspiration for the last day Gill, I particularly like the one with the animals on the balance and the reference to how we should balance our lives.
    Yvonne xx

  7. This is a great way to end of the month. I love how you added the puffin and the animals to the globe. We are all interconnected, aren't we? To them and with them. Thanks for a super month. I really enjoyed it. And also glad I got to know you a little better too. :) Hugs-Erika

  8. You absolutely excelled at this theme all month Gill, I'm not only in awe of your creations but your endless supply of ideas too :)
    Donna xx

  9. Your map is out of this world. This is incredible and the perfect way to close out a month of great art and hosting. I'm so in awe of your skills.


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